The iPad 2 is a tablet designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Compared to the first iPad, as the second model in the iPad line it gained a faster dual core A5 processor, a lighter build structure, was the first iPad to feature VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling; the device was available with three storage sizes—16, 32, 64GB—and two varying connectivity options—Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and cellular. Each variation of the device is available with either a white front glass panel. However, upon the release of the 3rd generation iPad in March 2012, only the 16GB variation with two connectivity options and two front color options remained available; the product became available in March through May 2011. The device received mixed to positive reception from various publications. Although it was praised for its hardware improvement, such as the new Apple A5 chip, the software restriction on the iPad 2 and iOS in general drew criticism from various technology commentators.
The device sold well in its first month of sales with 2.4–2.6 million units sold and 11.12 million units were sold in the third quarter of 2011. A popular product, with a lower screen resolution and performance than the two Retina models that followed it but a lighter build and longer battery life, it remained in the Apple line-up as an entry-level iPad model for three years until March 2014, latterly with a silent upgrade to a die-shrunk version of the A5 processor, its basic design formed the core of the first iPad mini, which had the same screen pixel count and similar features at a smaller size. The iPad 2 was the only device to receive six major versions of iOS, from 4 to 9. Apple sent invitations to journalists on February 23, 2011, for a media event on March 2. On March 2, 2011, CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the device at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, despite being on medical leave. Upon the announcement of the iPad 2, the original iPad was discontinued from sales online and at Apple authorized retail stores.
Apple began selling the iPad 2 on its website on March 11, in its U. S. retail stores at 5 pm local time on that date. Many stores in major cities, such as New York, sold out within hours. Online shipping delays had increased to three to four weeks on Sunday and four to five weeks by Tuesday; the iPad 2 was released internationally in 25 other countries on March 25, 2011. The countries included Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom; the April 29, 2011 release date for Japan was postponed due to the earthquake and tsunami which struck the nation on March 11, 2011. The iPads were delayed due to the NAND flash storage chip used in the iPads being created by Toshiba, affected by the earthquake and tsunami thus resulting in the suspension of operations for an indefinite period of time; the slowdown caused analysts to downgrade Apple's stock. The iPad 2 was released in Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippines and other countries including Japan on April 29, 2011.
It was released in numerous other nations which include China, Thailand, Brazil and Taiwan on two major release dates, May 6 and 27. The 32 and 64GB models were discontinued on March 7, 2012, upon the introduction of the third generation iPad; the 16GB Wi-Fi and 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G models were discontinued on March 18, 2014. In late March 2011, the iPad 2 was released alongside iOS 4.3, which introduced Airplay Mirroring and Home Sharing among other features. On October 12, 2011, upon the release of the iPhone 4S, the iPad was upgradable to the iOS 5 firmware which brought over 200 new user features to iOS compatible devices including Notification Center, iMessage, an updated notifications system, using a new "banner" style instead of the used pop-up "alert" style; the iPad 2 comes with several applications by default, including Safari, Photos, Music, iTunes, Notes, Photo Booth, Contacts. The App Store is available as a default application, it enables users to download from a database of 800,000 applications, the price of these applications is set by the developers.
Like all iOS devices, the iPad 2 can sync music, videos and photos with a Mac or PC using iTunes, although when using iOS 5 and the user does not have to connect the iPad to the computer. ICloud allows users to backup and sync their data with other compatible iOS devices via the internet. Game Center is available as a native social gaming platform on iOS, games downloaded via the App Store that have this feature enabled are able to integrate their achievement points, high-scores and bonus system across all iOS devices into a single accumulative points and social platform. Although the tablet is not designed to make phone calls over a cellular network, a user can use a wired headset or the built-in speaker and microphone and place phone calls over Wi-Fi or cellular using a VoIP application; the iPad 2 adds the ability to run GarageBand, iMovie, the iWork apps Pages and Numbers. These applications do not come with the iPad but are instead official applications from Apple sold within the App Store.
On March 7, 2012, after the unveiling of the third generation iPad, the firmware of the iPad 2 was upgradable to iOS 5.1. Scott Rohde, a senior Sony executive described the iPad as "a game console disguised as a device that can be appropriated in the business workplace."On September 19, 2012 a week after the announcement of the iPhone 5, iOS 6 was released for numerous iOS
The iPhone 5S is a smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the seventh generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 5; the device was unveiled on September 2013, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters. It was released on September 20, 2013, along with its lower-cost counterpart, the iPhone 5C; the iPhone 5S maintains the same external design as its predecessor, the iPhone 5, although the 5S received a new white/gold color scheme in addition to white/silver and space gray/black. The 5S introduced the A7 64-bit dual-core system-on-chip, the first 64-bit processor to be used on a smartphone, accompanied by the M7 "motion co-processor". A redesigned home button with Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate App Store and iTunes Store purchases, was introduced; the camera was updated with a larger aperture and a dual-LED flash optimized for different color temperatures. The iPhone 5S shipped with iOS 7, which introduced a revamped visual appearance and other new features.
Designed by Jony Ive, iOS 7 departed from skeuomorphic elements used by previous versions of iOS in favor of a flat, colorful design. Among new software features introduced to the iPhone 5S were AirDrop, an ad-hoc Wi-Fi sharing platform. Earphones known as EarPods were included with the 5S, Apple released accessories including a case and a dock. Reception towards the device was positive, with some outlets considering it to be the best smartphone available on the market due to its upgraded hardware, Touch ID, other changes introduced by iOS 7; some criticized the iPhone 5S for keeping the design and small display of the iPhone 5, others expressed security concerns about the Touch ID system. Nine million units of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were sold on their weekend of release, breaking Apple's sales record for iPhones; the iPhone 5S was the best selling phone on all major U. S. carriers in September 2013. The iPhone 5S was succeeded as Apple's flagship smartphone by the larger iPhone 6 in September 2014.
On March 21, 2016, the 5S received a direct replacement with the announcement of the iPhone SE, which incorporated internal hardware similar to the iPhone 6S while retaining the smaller form factor and design of the 5S. The iPhone 5S is the first iPhone to be supported through six major versions of iOS, the second iOS device to support six major updates behind the iPad 2, launching with iOS 7 in September 2013 while the latest update is iOS 12, released on September 17, 2018. Before its official unveiling, media speculation centered on reports that the next iPhone would include a fingerprint scanner. Similar ring-based imagery was seen on the official invitation to Apple's iPhone press event in September 2013, where the new device was unveiled. Shortly before its official unveiling, The Wall Street Journal reported the rumor. Apple announced the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S during a media event at its Cupertino headquarters on September 10, 2013. While the iPhone 5C became available for preorder on September 13, 2013, the iPhone 5S was not available for preorder.
Both devices were released on September 20, 2013. While most of the promotion focused on Touch ID, the 64-bit Apple A7 processor was a highlight during the event; this is the first-ever 64-bit processor in a phone of any kind. I don’t think the other guys are talking about it yet. Why go through all this? The benefits are huge; the A7 is up to twice as fast as the previous-generation system at CPU tasks, up to twice as fast at graphics tasks, too. Schiller showed demos of Infinity Blade III to demonstrate the A7's processing power and the device's camera using untouched photographs; the release of iOS 7 on September 18, 2013 was announced during the keynote. The iPhone 5S was released on September 20, 2013, in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, it was released in 25 additional countries on October 25, 2013, in 12 countries on November 1, 2013. Indonesia was the last country to receive the iPhone 5S, on January 26, 2014. On September 19, 2014, the iPhone 5S was succeeded as Apple's flagship smartphone by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the older model remained available for purchase at a reduced price, while the 64GB version was discontinued.
The gold edition of the iPhone 5S was discontinued on September 9, 2015, when Apple revealed the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S PlusThe iPhone 5S was discontinued on March 21, 2016, succeeded by the iPhone SE, which continues the same form factor but features vastly upgraded internals similar to the flagship iPhone 6S. This was a break with Apple's product positioning trend, starting with iPhone 4S released in October 2011, which gave each newly released model one year as the flagship phone moving it to midrange for its second year of production, with the third and final year as the entry-level offering before discontinuation. While the iPhone 5S was expected to continue on sale until September 2016, replacing it and its A7 processor early meant that Apple "just reduced its long-term chip support window by a year" for iOS. In addition, a new iPhone launch was meant to stimulate demand, as sales of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus had not met expectat
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the eighth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 5S, was announced on September 9, 2014 and released on September 19, 2014; the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus jointly were themselves replaced as the flagship devices of the iPhone series by the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus on September 9, 2015. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus include larger 4.7 and 5.5 inches displays, a faster processor, upgraded cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and support for a near field communications-based mobile payments offering. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus received positive reviews, with critics regarding their redesign, specifications and battery life as being improvements over previous iPhone models. However, aspects of the design of iPhone 6 were panned, including plastic strips on the rear of the device for its antenna that disrupted the otherwise metal exterior, the screen resolution of the standard-sized iPhone 6 being lower than other devices in its class.
Pre-orders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded four million within its first 24 hours of availability—an Apple record. More than ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold in the first three days, another Apple record. During its lifespan, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold 220 million in total, making them the best selling iPhone models, so far, one of the most successful phones to date. Despite their positive reception, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been the subject of several hardware issues, including most prominently, being susceptible to bending under hard pressure, as a byproduct of this lack of rigidity, the touchscreen's internal hardware being susceptible to losing its connection to the phone's logic board. Additionally, some iPhone 6 Plus models were the subject of camera issues, including some with malfunctioning optical image stabilization or otherwise defects on rear cameras; the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were moved to the midrange spot in Apple's iPhone lineup when the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were released in September 2015.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were discontinued in most markets on September 7, 2016 when Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Their spot as the entry-level iPhone was replaced by the iPhone SE, released earlier on March 31, 2016; the iPhone 6 was relaunched with 32 GB of storage in Asian markets in February 2017 as a midrange/budget iPhone. It was expanded to Europe, before hitting the US markets in May 2017, Canada in July 2017. From the launch of the original iPhone to the iPhone 4S, iPhones used 3.5-inch displays—which are smaller than screens used by flagship phones from competitors. The iPhone 5 and its immediate successors featured a display, taller, but the same width as prior models, measuring at 4 inches diagonally. Following Apple's loss in smartphone market share to companies producing phones with larger displays, reports as early as January 2016 suggested that Apple was preparing to launch new iPhone models with larger, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. Reports prior to its unveiling speculated that Apple might use a new iPhone model to introduce a mobile payments platform using near-field communications—a technology, incorporated into many Android phones, but has experienced a low adoption rate among users.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled during a press event at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, California on September 9, 2014 and released on September 19, 2014. In China, where the iPhone 5c and 5s were the first models in the iPhone series to be released in the country on the same day as their international launch, Apple notified local wireless carriers that it would be unable to release the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the 19th because there were "details which are not ready". On September 9, 2015, with the release of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were moved to the mid-range of the iPhone lineup; the 128 GB versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was discontinued along with the gold version of both phones, but the 16 GB and 64 GB versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in silver and space gray remain available for sale at a reduced price. In June 2016, Apple faced a potential sales ban in China, as Shenzhen Baili, a Chinese device maker, alleged that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringed on its design patent.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were discontinued on September 7, 2016, when Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus's spot as the entry-level iPhone has since been taken by the iPhone SE. As the iPhone SE has more powerful internal hardware than the midrange iPhone 6 and had been released earlier on March 31, 2016, this created an unusual situation when it was sold alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus until September 7 despite being marketed as a lower-tier iPhone. In February 2017, the iPhone 6 was relaunched in carrier stores and online, this time the storage has been changed to 32 GB. In India it was sold on Amazon's website in Space Grey. In Taiwan, it was sold through Taiwan Mobile on
The iPhone 4 is a smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the fourth generation iPhone, succeeding the 3GS and preceding the 4S. Following a number of notable leaks, the iPhone 4 was first unveiled on June 7, 2010, at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, was released on June 24, 2010, in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Japan; the iPhone 4 introduced a new hardware design to the iPhone family, which Apple's CEO Steve Jobs touted as the thinnest smartphone in the world at the time. The iPhone 4 introduced Apple's new high-resolution "Retina Display" with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch while maintaining the same physical size and aspect ratio as its precursors; the iPhone 4 introduced Apple's A4 system-on-chip, along with iOS 4—which notably introduced multitasking functionality and Apple's new FaceTime video chat service. The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone to include a front-facing camera, the first to be released in a version for CDMA networks, ending AT&T's period as the exclusive carrier of iPhone products in the United States.
The iPhone 4 received positive reception, with critics praising its revamped design and more powerful hardware in comparison to previous models. While it was a market success, with over 600,000 pre-orders within 24 hours, the release of the iPhone 4 was plagued by publicized reports that abnormalities in its new antenna design caused the device to lose its cellular signal if held in a certain way. Most human contact with the phone's outer edge would cause a significant decrease in signal strength; the iPhone 4 spent the longest time as Apple's flagship iPhone model at fifteen months. Although the succeeding 4S was announced in October 2011, the 4 continued to be sold as a midrange model until September 2012, thereafter as the entry-level offering in Apple's lineup until September 2013 with the announcement of the iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C; the iPhone 4 had the longest lifespan of any iPhone produced, spanning close to four years and available in some developing countries until early 2015. Before the official unveiling of the iPhone 4 on June 7, 2010, two prototypes were brought to the attention of the media, breaching Apple's secretive development process.
Many of the speculations regarding technical specifications proved accurate. On January 27, 2010, gadget website Engadget received leaked images of the unreleased iPad. Unbeknownst to the editors and readers these images contained two of the unreleased iPhone 4s, it wasn't until the subsequent Gizmodo release were they aware of the complete contents of the images. On April 19, 2010, gadget website Gizmodo reported that they had purchased an iPhone prototype for $5000, furthermore, had conducted a product teardown of the device; the prototype is reported to have been lost by an Apple employee, Gray Powell, in Redwood City, California. Shortly after Gizmodo published detailed information about the prototype, Apple's legal associates formally requested for the phone to be returned to Apple, Gizmodo responded with the intent to cooperate. On April 23, officers from the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team task force of the California HTTAP Program raided the home of Jason Chen, the Gizmodo editor responsible for reviewing the prototype, seizing all of his computers and hard drives.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation criticized the raid as violating journalist source protection laws that forbid the seizure of journalist computers as well as the suspicion that Apple had used its influence as a member of the steering committee, charged with direction and oversight of the California REACT task force to push police into action in a way that would not be conducted for this type of incident. Apple had received the iPhone prototype before the raid when it was returned by Gizmodo; the District Attorney has stated that the investigation has been suspended, discontinued searching through the Gizmodo editor's belongings as they determine whether the shield laws are applicable, cautioned that no charges have been issued at this point. Pictures and video of a second prototype were published on a Vietnamese website, Taoviet, on May 12, 2010, it was identical to the first, used an A4 chip manufactured by Apple. The website purchased the prototype for $4,000. DigiTimes reported that the screen resolution of the new phone was 960-by-640, confirmed by Apple at the iPhone 4's official announcement.
The iPhone 4 was available for pre-order on June 15, 2010. Customers attempting to pre-order the iPhone 4 reported problems with the pre-order process on the US and UK online Apple Stores which crashed due to the surge in traffic; the same issue was reported with AT&T and SoftBank, Apple's exclusive partners in the United States and Japan who suspended advance sales of the iPhone 4 as demand threatened to exceed supply. Retail stores were unable to complete pre-order transactions due to the servers crashing. Apple and its partner carriers received 600,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 in the first 24 hours, the largest number of pre-orders Apple had received in a single day for any device up to that point. Engadget reported. 1.7 million iPhone 4s were sold in its first three days of availability. The iPhone 4 has been released through Orange in Tunisia and was available in eight cities at the launch. On July 30, 2010, iPhone 4 was made available for sale in Australia, New Zealand and 15 other countries with free bumper cases.
In South Korea, it was released by KT on September 10. In Israel, it was released, too, on September 24, thr
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, online services. It is considered one of the Big Four of technology along with Amazon and Facebook; the company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, the HomePod smart speaker. Apple's software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites, as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Xcode, its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, iMessage, iCloud. Other services include Apple Store, Genius Bar, AppleCare, Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash, Apple Card. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer, though Wayne sold his share back within 12 days.
It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, sales of its computers, including the Apple II, grew quickly. Within a few years and Wozniak had hired a staff of computer designers and had a production line. Apple went public in 1980 to instant financial success. Over the next few years, Apple shipped new computers featuring innovative graphical user interfaces, such as the original Macintosh in 1984, Apple's marketing advertisements for its products received widespread critical acclaim. However, the high price of its products and limited application library caused problems, as did power struggles between executives. In 1985, Wozniak departed Apple amicably and remained an honorary employee, while Jobs and others resigned to found NeXT; as the market for personal computers expanded and evolved through the 1990s, Apple lost market share to the lower-priced duopoly of Microsoft Windows on Intel PC clones. The board recruited CEO Gil Amelio to what would be a 500-day charge for him to rehabilitate the financially troubled company—reshaping it with layoffs, executive restructuring, product focus.
In 1997, he led Apple to buy NeXT, solving the failed operating system strategy and bringing Jobs back. Jobs pensively regained leadership status, becoming CEO in 2000. Apple swiftly returned to profitability under the revitalizing Think different campaign, as he rebuilt Apple's status by launching the iMac in 1998, opening the retail chain of Apple Stores in 2001, acquiring numerous companies to broaden the software portfolio. In January 2007, Jobs renamed the company Apple Inc. reflecting its shifted focus toward consumer electronics, launched the iPhone to great critical acclaim and financial success. In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO due to health complications, Tim Cook became the new CEO. Two months Jobs died, marking the end of an era for the company. Apple is well known for its size and revenues, its worldwide annual revenue totaled $265 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. Apple is the world's largest information technology company by revenue and the world's third-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung and Huawei.
In August 2018, Apple became the first public U. S. company to be valued at over $1 trillion. The company employs 123,000 full-time employees and maintains 504 retail stores in 24 countries as of 2018, it operates the iTunes Store, the world's largest music retailer. As of January 2018, more than 1.3 billion Apple products are in use worldwide. The company has a high level of brand loyalty and is ranked as the world's most valuable brand. However, Apple receives significant criticism regarding the labor practices of its contractors, its environmental practices and unethical business practices, including anti-competitive behavior, as well as the origins of source materials. Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne; the company's first product is the Apple I, a computer designed and hand-built by Wozniak, first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. Apple I was sold as a motherboard —a base kit concept which would now not be marketed as a complete personal computer.
The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66. Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated on January 3, 1977, without Wayne, who had left and sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800 only twelve days after having co-founded Apple. Multimillionaire Mike Markkula provided essential business expertise and funding of $250,000 during the incorporation of Apple. During the first five years of operations revenues grew exponentially, doubling about every four months. Between September 1977 and September 1980, yearly sales grew from $775,000 to $118 million, an average annual growth rate of 533%; the Apple II invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire. It differs from its major rivals, the TRS-80 and Commodore PET, because of its character cell-based color graphics and open architecture. While early Apple II models use ordinary cassette tapes as storage devices, they were superseded by the introduction of a 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disk drive and interface called the Disk II.
The Apple II was chosen to be the desktop platform for the first "killer app" of the business world: VisiCalc, a spreadsheet program. VisiCalc created a business market for the Apple II and gave home users an additional reason to buy an Apple II: compatibility with the office. Before VisiCalc, Apple had been a distant third place c
The iPhone 5C is a smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the sixth generation of the iPhone; the device was part of the iPhone series and was unveiled on September 10, 2013, released on September 20, 2013, along with its higher-end counterpart, the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C is a variant of the iPhone 5, with similar hardware specifications but a hard-coated polycarbonate shell instead of the aluminium of the original iPhone 5; the iPhone 5C was available in several color options, shipped with iOS 7. The iPhone 5C was sold at a discounted price point in comparison to the 5S: unlike Apple's usual practice of lowering the price of the previous model upon release of a new version, the iPhone 5 was explicitly discontinued and replaced by the 5C. On September 9, 2014, the 16 and 32 GB iPhone 5C models were replaced by the 8 GB model with the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On September 9, 2015, the 8 GB version was discontinued; the iPhone 5C was redesigned using polycarbonate housing, strengthened by a steel band.
However, due to the material of design changes, the phone weighs 132 grams, 20 grams heavier than both the 5 and the 5S, but still lighter than older iPhone models. The design of the iPhone 5C is considerably thicker but similar to the design of the iPod Touch models, available in a variety of colors, but in a different coating finish. Other minor changes include the design of the mute/ringer switch; this iPhone received positive reviews for its design claiming that it was the most durable iPhone ever. Unlike subsequent models excluding the iPhone XR, the iPhone 5C was offered in several colours; the iPhone 5C features Apple's mobile operating system. The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation using multi-touch gestures. Interlock control elements consist of sliders and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface.
Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device or rotating it vertically. The iPhone 5C was supplied with iOS 7, released on September 20, 2013. Jony Ive, the designer of iOS 7's new elements, described the update as "bringing order to complexity", highlighting features such as refined typography, new icons, layering and gyroscope-driven parallaxing as some of the major changes to the design; the design of both iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks noticeably depart from skeuomorphic elements such as green felt in Game Center, wood in Newsstand, leather in Calendar, in favor of flatter graphic design. The phone can act as a hotspot, sharing its Internet connection over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB, accesses the App Store, an online application distribution platform for iOS developed and maintained by Apple; the service allows users to browse and download applications from the iTunes Store that were developed with Xcode and the iOS SDK and were published through Apple.iOS 7 adds AirDrop, an ad-hoc Wi-Fi sharing platform.
Users can share files with the iPod Touch, iPad, or iPad Mini. The operating system adds Control Center, which gives iOS users access to used controls and apps. By swiping up from any screen–including the Lock screen–users can do such things as switch to Airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi on or off, adjust the display brightness and similar basic functions of the device, it includes a new integrated flashlight function to operate the reverse camera's flash LED as a flashlight. The iPhone 5C functions as a media player, includes Apple Maps and Passbook; the mapping application includes turn-by-turn navigation spoken directions, 3D views in some major cities and real-time traffic. Users can rotate their device horizontally to landscape mode to access a collage of album covers; the 5C includes an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. The application uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services.
Apple claims that the software adapts to the user's individual preferences over time and personalizes results. IOS 7 adds new male and female voices, new system setting functionalities, a redesign to match the rest of the operating system, integration with Twitter, Wikipedia and Photos; the highest operating system it supports is iOS 10 in 2016. IOS 11 will not support this iPhone, as the phone ceased production in September 2015 and it is a 32-bit iPhone. Facebook comes integrated through Apple's native apps. Facebook features can be directly accessed from within native apps such as Calendar which can sync Facebook events, or use Facebook's like button from within the Apple App Store. ITunes Radio, an internet radio service, is included on the iPhone 5C, it is a free, ad-supported service available to all iTunes users, featuring Siri integration on iOS. Users are able to skip tracks, customize stations, purchase the station's songs from the iTunes Store. Users can search through their history of previous songs.
The iPhone 5C uses most of the same hardware as the iPhone 5, with some minor changes. The iPhone 5C uses a system on chip, called the Apple A6, the same chip that powered the iPhone 5; the SoC comprises a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and a tri-core PowerVR
IPad (3rd generation)
The third-generation iPad is a tablet computer and marketed by Apple Inc. The third device in the iPad line of tablets, it added a Retina Display, the new Apple A5X chip with a quad-core graphics processor, a 5-megapixel camera, HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, support for LTE networks in North America, it shipped with iOS 5, which provides a platform for audio-visual media, including electronic books, films, computer games and web content. In the United States and Canada, nine variations of the third-generation iPad were offered, compared to six in the rest of the world, although some countries had only the Wi-Fi only model; each variation was available with black or white front glass panels, with options for 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage. In North America, connectivity options were Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi + 4G on Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, or Bell. For the rest of the world outside North America, connectivity options are Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G, with the latter unavailable in some countries, as 4G connectivity for the device is not available outside North America.
The Wi-Fi + Cellular model includes GPS capability. The cellular version was titled and marketed worldwide as the "Wi-Fi + 4G" model, but due to regional differences in classification of 4G connectivity outside of North America, Apple rebranded and altered their marketing to call this the "Wi-Fi + Cellular" model; the tablet was released in ten countries on March 16, 2012. It gained positive reviews, earning praise for its Retina display, processor and 4G capabilities. However, controversy arose. Three million units were sold in the first three days. After only seven months of official availability, the third-generation iPad was discontinued on October 23, 2012, following the announcement of the fourth-generation iPad; the third-generation iPad had the shortest lifespan of any iOS product. It is the last iPad to support the 30-pin dock connector, as the fourth-generation iPad and use the Lightning connector. Speculation about the product began shortly after Apple released the iPad 2, which featured front and back cameras as well as a dual-core Apple A5 processor.
Speculation increased. During this time, the tablet was called the "iPad 3", a colloquial name sometimes still used after the release. On February 9, 2012, John Paczkowski of All Things Digital stated that "Apple’s not holding an event in February—strange, unusual or otherwise, but it is holding one in March—to launch its next iPad." Another common rumor at the time was. On February 29, 2012, Apple announced a media event scheduled for March 7, 2012, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the company did not predisclose the subject of the event, but analysts expected the event to announce a new version of the iPad. The announcement affected the tablet resale market positively. At the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced iOS 5.1, a Japanese version of Siri, the third-generation Apple TV before the third-generation iPad. Cook claimed that the new product would be one of the main contributors to the emerging "post-PC world"—a world in which digital life would not be tied to the PC; the March 16, 2012, release included eight countries including Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The March 23, 2012, release included many European countries and Macau. The April 20, 2012, release added a dozen countries including Malaysia; the April 27, 2012, release added nine more countries, including South Africa. May 2012 releases added 31 countries, including Turkey. On October 23, 2012, upon the announcement of the fourth-generation iPad, the third-generation iPad was discontinued. In response to criticism from its owners, the return policy of select Apple Stores was extended to thirty days to allow customers to exchange the third-generation model for the fourth-generation model; the third-generation iPad shipped with iOS 5.1, released on March 7, 2012. It can act as a hotspot with some carriers, sharing its internet connection over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB, providing that it is a Wi-Fi + Cellular model, it can access the App Store, a digital application distribution platform for iOS developed and maintained by Apple. The service allows users to browse and download applications from the iTunes Store that were developed with Xcode and the iOS SDK and were published through Apple.
From the App Store, GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, the iWork apps are available. The iPad comes with several pre-installed applications, including Safari, Photos, YouTube, Music, iTunes, App Store, Notes, Game Center, Photo Booth, Contacts. Like all iOS devices, the iPad can sync content and other data with a Mac or PC using iTunes, although iOS 5 and can be managed and backed up without a computer. Although the tablet is not designed to make phone calls over a cellular network, users can use a headset or the built-in speaker and microphone and place phone calls over Wi-Fi or cellular using a VoIP application, such as Skype; the device has dictation, using the same voice recognition technology as the iPhone 4S. The user speaks and the iPad types what they say on the screen provided that the iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network; the third-generation device has an optional iBooks application, which displays books and other ePub-format content downloaded from the iBookstore. Several major book publishers including Penguin Books, Ha